Lucie Donlan (21), surfer, NewquayWhat makes you the perfect Love Islander?I stand out and I’m different to the usual girls that might go on the show. I’m more into sports as well as being glam. I can do both, which makes me stand out compared to other girls. I’m more of a guy’s girl than a girl’s girl. I’ve got a lot of friends that are into riding bikes. I get on with those girls who are bit more tomboy-ish. I get on fine with girls, I just don’t like hanging out with girly girls too much. I like hanging out with guys because they’re into the same type of sports…. less drama really. What are your three best and worst personality traits?I’m always late for everything! I can cut boys off very quickly, that’s pretty bad I’d say. If they really like me, I can be like ‘Whatever, bye.’ I can switch off really quickly. It’s the same with friends as well, I can do exactly the same. But I’m very … [Read more...] about ‘I would say I’m a ten, but not in a cocky way’
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With the Easter weekend bringing us a mini heatwave, families have been making the most of their time off together by enjoying the great outdoors. And ice cream, as we all know, makes sunny weather all the more enjoyable. Or an ice lolly: it can be a hard call to make. Back in the days when the world was still in black and white as a colour TV cost a king’s ransom and Polaroid’s didn’t come much cheaper, ice cream meant heading to the local corner shop to peruse what Wall’s and Lyons Maid had to offer. It was the time when Fab, Zoom, Cider Quench, Cola Rola, Feasts, Woppas, Funny Faces and vanilla ice cream wafer sandwiches were seen as the height of frozen snack sophistication. And the mid-afternoon ice cream run on a sunny summer’s day would have had youngsters – their 2½p clutched tightly in their hand – reaching for a Lolly Gobble Choc Bomb, Cornish Strawberry Mivvi or Space 1999. Mention an ice cream sandwich now and you average child … [Read more...] about Where to get great ice cream in and around Newcastle
Courtney Campbell Reviewed.com Published 11:55 AM EDT Apr 4, 2019 — Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today’s newsroom and any business incentives. Doing your taxes might suck, but getting your tax refund back feels fantastic. It's as if you're getting free money added to your bank account (even though it's really just money you earned that the government took too much of). Now, you just need to decide on what to spend it on. I mean, a tax refund is the perfect excuse to treat yourself. Instead of blowing your newfound money on some trendy piece of clothing or cool-looking gizmo, you might want to invest a high-quality product that will last you years to come. Here at Reviewed, it's our job to test and rate hundreds of products throughout the year, … [Read more...] about The 50 best things to buy with your tax refund
With that in mind, we have asked three expert walkers - authors all - to choose their favourite walks for spring. That means places with the finest bluebell displays, the best newly-green woodlands, the most dramatic scenery. The result is 30 great routes that criss-cross the country, including Northern Ireland. For urban dwellers, there are escape routes out to Ireland's Eye and south to Bray and along the Royal Canal, none of which require a car. There are even a few places where thick-skinned bathers can take a dip. There are trails here for families with toddlers or buggies, for those looking for a good stretch, and for serious hikers wanting to blow the cobwebs out of their hair after the long dark winter. And all of them finish near a good spot for a cup of tea or something stronger. Each walk listed includes the distance and the time it takes to complete at a moderate pace, as well as directions to the start point. Most of the routes can be covered without maps, but we have … [Read more...] about 30 best spring walks in Ireland: Fresh air for every age and fitness level!
How to win an argumentMost of us will go to great lengths to avoid an argument, yet sometimes there's no getting around it. But there is a more effective way to do it. Instead of overwhelming your opponent with information, keep it short and to the point. "Be direct: I need access to this, I need to be involved in this, I want more information," says confidence coach Maria Lynch (confidencebuilding.ie). "Then you're in a solution-focused mindset, rather than a conflict-oriented one. It's not those long-winded exclamations that will win you the argument, it's being clear about what you want." It isn't enough to dwell on your own points: anticipate and interrogate what the other side might say. "You need to listen, and stay grounded," Maria explains. "You can't be defensive. Uncross your legs, with feet solid on the floor. Have your hands on the table or in a notebook, so your hands aren't shaking. You have to have eye contact - you're not staring at the other person, but you're not … [Read more...] about How to ask for a raise… how to get a free upgrade… how to take a compliment